Hello Beautiful People,
Can you believe it is March already? I’m not sure where this year has gone. We are almost into Spring and it seems like it just gets busier from there.
How do you feel about your year so far? Have you been powering through all your goals? Getting a lot done? Or maybe it’s been a bit of a slump for you.
Today I wanted to share my 5 step plan for keeping my New Year’s Resolutions alive this year. This can be for your goals, dreams, or whatever you want to call it as well. I sort of made these my resolutions this year so that is what I will call them.
1. Think realistically.
I realize it’s March and you wrote those resolutions over two months ago. You can use this one for next time or maybe your goals right now.
Don’t make to many or do things that are going to stretch you out to thin. I have three this year.
1. Be healthier
2. Finish house
3. Be a better wife, mother, and friend
2. Figure out what works for you.
This one depends on you. If you are doing something and it works, keep doing it. If it doesn’t work, change it up. I was always specific with my resolutions, it didn’t work for me so I tried something different this year. As you can see “be healthier” isn’t specific at all but I figured any change would be better than nothing.
3. Make a plan.
This goes with #2 but you need to figure out what works for you, write it down and continue doing it..
I have “finish house” as a resolution. My husband built us a house over two years ago. We moved in with out finishing it. We decided it had been long enough and we would get it done this year. I wasn’t sure how it was going to happen but just decided to start. I found that finishing one small project a week works for me. By the way, I’m talking really small, sometimes it’s just staining one window a week. Even that can be challenging with a one year old but it’s better than not getting anything done.
If I don’t right it down, it doesn’t happen. This is what I have planned for this month.
March 5-11 Stain Window in Master
12-18 Stain Door Trim in Master
19-25 Stain Baseboard in Master
26- April 1 Paint Doors in Master
4. Don’t give up.
Keep going even if you mess up. You don’t want to wait until next year to try and start again. Think about how you will wish then that you had kept on.
I didn’t start working out until a week after New Year’s. I was discouraged that I hadn’t started on January 1, but I sure didn’t want to wait another year. I got up and worked out and am happy to say I have worked out since then only missing 3 days.
The be a better wife,mother, and friend resolution is one that has to be resolved every day. That’s what is so great. As long as we have another day on this earth we can always start again, try harder, and do better.
5. Make it a Habit.
It’s simple, it really isn’t about making a resolution unless that’s what you need to get started. Now you just need to make it a way of life.
Have fun crushing your goals.